Thank you for your article about puppy mills. My family has been pet owners forever and recently we decided to start adopting our animals instead of contributing to puppy mills. After my most recent dog died, we decided to adopt our next dog at a non-kill shelter named Max Fund in Denver. They feature cheap spaying and neutering and also offer low cost vaccines. We adopted one of the goofiest, fun-loving dogs ever to occupy our house at this great organization. His name is Sammy and he is a German Shepard with a floppy ear and short stubby legs.